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One of the wonderful things about authenticity is that everyone can do it. In fact you are already the best qualified person in the world at being you. You do not need any special training, or any special certificates. You do not need anyone else to give you permission. All you need to do is decide that you will no longer compromise your identity.

When we are true to ourselves all of that confusion, tension and insecurity that comes from trying to be what we think other people want us to be disappears in a flash.

We have all been there, even those of us who feel most trapped have moments of escape, when we are doing something we love or when are alone or when we are with someone special when we feel free.

The first step is the decision.

The second step is to create the space in our lives to remember who we are (were) – our reason for being, our innate talents our values.

The third step (and this is the clever bit) is to practice being it, in small ways to start with. Spending time doing things we love. Remembering our true selves when we take decisions. Remembering how to evaluate ourselves (rather than feeling that we need others to tell us how good or bad we are).

As our confidence builds we will automatically start to build our authenticity out into other areas of our lives.

For more support see http://www.authentictransformation.co.uk

The print edition of Neil’s new book “Seven Stages of Authenticity” which is a comprehensive guide and handbook to your authentic journey is now available at http://www.sevenstages.net

Does this message make you feel yummy or yuckky, fired or mired? For more inspiration and to comment on these messages see http://www.authenticinspiration.co.uk

With love

nx

neil crofts
Authentic Transformation – heal the world through authenticity
talk – 07775 658534
write – neil@authentictransformation.co.uk
info – http://www.authentictransformation.co.uk
books – http://www.sevenstages.net
inspiration – http://web.mac.com/ncrofts
discuss – http://groups.google.co.uk/group/Seven-Stages

I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can…….

James (the red engine)

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About Neil Crofts

Writer, coach and consultant on authentic business and authentic leadership. Neil has inspired and motivated hundreds organisations and thousands of individuals to their highest potential. Neil has written three published books and numerous e-books. Neil is a coach, facilitator and consultant helping people and businesses find their authentic purpose and use it to inspire and motivate them to be everything that they can be. Neil has raced cars, been self-employed, run a company and sold it, been employed by large companies, experienced growth and contraction at the heart of the dotcom boom, tried changing companies from the inside and from the outside as European Head of Strategy at internet consultancy/rock band Razorfish. Neil has been independent for over 10 years and delivered his Authentic Leadership message to a diverse range of business audiences including people at BP, Shell, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, MSN, Jamie Oliver, South Gloucestershire Council, National Blood Transfusion Service, KaosPilots Business School, Fashion company By Malene Birger, German technology company Eleven.
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